The decree “anti-Burkini” has “brought a serious and manifestly illegal infringement of fundamental freedoms”. This was considered the State Council in its Order of August 26, which suspends the order of Villeneuve-Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes) against the beachwear that violate “good morals and the principle of secularism “. Several personalities of the right and extreme right opposed … Continue reading Why a law against “burkini” would be complicated?
By Dr. Mohammad Manzoor Alam Ilm (knowledge) is a frequently recurring word in the Quran, which shows its significance in the Islamic scheme of things. Its variants are also abundantly found in the holy Book. That knowledge is an absolute value in Islam is clear from the very first Quranic revelation being about it. The Prophet … Continue reading Islam and Higher Education
– Nirendra Dev “Kaun hamari Sunega (Who will listen to me)? (Smiles). I have said this before, Agar masjid chhor dene se aman hoti hae …. Toh chhor do, humey nahi chahihye. (If my leaving it all, we have peace. Let’s give it up). Born before 1947 – and surviving to live through tumultuous 16 … Continue reading A Tribute to Hashim Ansari
By Nirendra Dev One of my favourite Indian states, Kerala, made news lately with the Marxist-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government slapping “fat-tax” on junk food. Obesity is stated to be a reason for this 14.5 per cent tax. Trust you – I have mallu (Malayali) friends among journos, half-journos and super-journos — of all … Continue reading “Fat tax” : Will the Kerala govt measure check Obesity?
Mamata’s victory has a pattern of Basuism -Nirendra Dev The best part of West Bengal electoral battle of 2016 is the washout of the communists – a long deserving gift from the frustrated people. The worst part is perhaps the increased strength of mercurial and secular Mamata Banerjee. One is saying so with utmost restraints and … Continue reading Didi, a new hope for Sonar Bangla !
By Dr. Javed Jamil Apparently the results in the latest Assembly elections in five states appear to be a cause of big jubilation for the votaries of BJP and of utter disappointment for the Congress supporters. The truth however is that it can neither be regarded a big victory for BJP nor a big defeat … Continue reading Election results: not much to celebrate for BJP
By Dr. Raghuram Rajan, Governor RBI Convocation speeches are meant to give you one last set of issues to ponder on before you are let loose on the world. I will actually talk about two issues – an economic point deriving from my training as an economist, and a point about private universities deriving from … Continue reading Money and Education
Where is Justice for Jisha? The other day, I had a spat with a Facebook friend when he objected to my use of strong words like Devil and Satan for a human being. Quoting chapter and verse, he argued that man was God’s creation and such a creation could never be called a devil or … Continue reading Devil’s Own Country
By Dr. Afroz Alam Recently, three important developments took place on the issue of reservation scheme in the country, besides mobilisations of Patels of Gujrat, Kapus of Andhra Pradesh and Jats of Haryana. First, RSS slightly changed its classical stand from complete overhauling of reservation to excluding affluent from reservation dividends in the field of … Continue reading Quota, Private or Public and Political Dilemma
By Dr. Raghuram Rajan The global economy is finding it hard to restore pre-Great Recession growth rates – every report of the IMF seemingly downgrades its previous growth forecasts. Why has the recovery been so slow? The immediate answer is that the financial boom preceding the Great Recession left industrial countries with an overhang of debt, … Continue reading India in the Global Economy
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